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Mitoxantrone and Prostate Cancer Chemotherapy


Mitoxantrone is from a group of chemotherapy drugs known as antineoplastics or anti-tumor antibiotics. Mitoxantrone works by inhibiting the growth, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells. A prostate cancer tumor is made of neoplastic tissue which grows abnormally. Mitoxantrone, like chemotherapy drugs, have severe side effects that can include hair loss and the suppression of the function of bone marrow. For patients with advanced prostate cancer and distant metastasis, especially to the bones, mitoxantrone that is used in conjunction with prednisone can alleviate pain in addition to combating the disease.

 
 

 
 
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